Resident Writing, Green Screens, Near Homonyms

January 19th 2012.

Happy new year to everybody.

The first Tertulia of the year will be on January the 19th, at 7:30 in the Arnolfini reading room. Not sure how many Christmas calories you’ll burn up through attending. Perhaps if anyone has a Rosemary Connelly video, we will have use of the projector….

We’re expecting sterling presentations (with or without leg warmers) from local talents Sam Playford-Greenwell (phd student at UWE based across their Fine Art and Philosophy departments) and Amy Mason (writer in residence at Spike Island, amongst other things).


Amy Mason is a Bristol-based fiction writer who, during 2011, held the first ever writing residency at Spike Island and continues to run the monthly peer-critique group Write Club within the Associates space. She will be talking about the experience of being a writer in residence within a visual arts space, as well as reading from the first-draft of her novel, Ida, which she recieved an Arts Council award to complete.

In 2009 Amy’s story ‘To the Bridge’ was published in the Tindal Street Press anthology Roads Ahead, and later that year two more of her stories were published in Markings magazine. She has received commissions from theatre companies Show of Strength and Travelling Light, and wrote a story about Bedminster for the Bristol Audio Stories project. Amy has read her work at Green Man and Port Eliot Festivals, at ShortStoryVille at Arnolfini, and has worked with The House of Fairytales, the artist-led project established by Deborah Curtis and Gavin Turk.


‘mule for carrying yellow’ by Sam Playford-Greenwell

Sam will present a selection of recent video & performance work under the collective heading ‘Green Screens & Near Homonyms’.

Samuel Playford-Greenwell is a Bristol-based artist and curator.  He has recently shown work in the following exhibitions and events: The Event, Grand Union (2011); Manual For Exhibition by Proxy, Aid & Abet, Cambridge (2011); I AM NOT A POET, TotalKunst, Edinburgh (2011); Associates Film, Outpost, Norwich (2011); Taken Away, Meanwhile, London (2011); what will we do when, The Motorcycle Showroom, Bristol (2011); Showreel, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh (2010).  He is currently studying for a PhD in Fine Art Practice at the University of the West of England, and co-curates the Backsideblackhole, at The Motorcycle Showroom, Bristol.


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